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Secretarial Studies – Legal

Degree Offered: ASP 5873

Method of Instruction: Onsite or Online

Language: English

Establishment: Cestar Collège, Campus Longueuil

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Program Description Program Details Admission Requirements Course List After Graduation

Program Description

The program of study, Secretarial Studies Legal, is designed to train students to exercise the profession of legal secretary.

Legal secretaries assist legal professionals, particularly with customer service, relationships with stakeholders, deadlines, managing schedules, transcription, drafting, layout, and revision of pleadings, notarial deeds, government forms, and other legal documents. They perform administrative and general secretarial tasks in a legal environment.

These individuals work in various legal environments, be it public, para-public, and private, including government ministries, courthouses, legal departments, litigation departments, law firms, notary offices, and bailiff offices.

Program Details

Completion of this program leads to an Certificate of Professional Specialization (ASP).

The Certificate of Professional Specialization (ASP) is a short specialized training program for holders of a DEP. The ASP allows you to:

To expand the knowledge acquired during the DEP studies in a related area or specialization.
Studies leading to ASP typically last 3 to 8 months (300 to 900 hours of study).

 

Course Duration: 450 Hours

Admission Requirements

Canadian Students

You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • You have interrupted your full-time studies or pursued full-time post-secondary education for at least two (2) consecutive semesters or a school year
  • You are covered by an agreement concluded between the college and an employer, or you benefit from a government program
  • You have interrupted your full-time studies for one (1) semester and have continued your full-time postsecondary studies for one semester
  • You have a diploma of vocational studies (DVS)
  • You have a 4th year CST: Mathematics; secondary 4 level Culture, society and technique (063414) or equivalent

Prerequisites

  • Either Successful completion of the DEP in Secretarial Studies (or) Equivalent training (or) 2 years of experience as secretary

International Students

You are eligible to apply for this program if you satisfy the education requirements of the college and you meet all of the following criteria:

  • Grade 12 or Equivalent
  • IELTS 6.0 overall score. No band score less than 5.5 (in one module only) or Duolingo * testing score 105-110
  • Language Requirements: a minimum TOEFL score of 79 (internet based with no single band score below 20), or PTE Academic: a minimum score of 53 - Post Secondary Programs
  • Must have scored at least 55% in core subjects

*Duolingo testing has been put in place to address the closures of IELTS testing centers and to promote safe social distancing for our prospective students

Prerequisites

  • Either Successful completion of the DEP in Secretarial Studies (or) Equivalent training (or) 2 years of experience as secretary

Course List

Term 1

Carry out activities relating to the preparation of civil pleadings

Carry out activities relating to the preparation of civil pleadings

Use legal terms and technical vocabulary

Use legal terms and technical vocabulary

Term 2

Prepare contentious pleadings

Prepare applications in the course of proceeding, requests for setting down and applications for execution

Interact in a legal context

Produce notarial practice files

Term 3

Prepare civil pleadings in contentious family matters

Prepare non-contentious applications

Enter the workforce

After Graduation

Possible positions after graduation

Potential employers

People who complete this program work in a variety of public, semi-public and private legal environments, including government departments, courthouses, legal departments, litigation departments, law firms, notaries' offices and bailiffs' offices.

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